TITLE

ALTITUDE: highest survival rates ever reported in patients with ICDs or CRT-Ds

AUTHOR(S)
Rusk, Judith
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Cardiology Today;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study on the survival rates of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or a cardiac resynchronization therapy device.
ACCESSION #
42515380

 

Related Articles

  • A postcode lottery for cardiac rhythm management? Turley, Andrew J.; Linker, Nicholas J. // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Mar2012, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p132 

    The author discusses the 2010 audit of the equity and level of provision of cardiac pacemakers (PPM), implantable defribrillators (ICD), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) of Heart Rhythm UK Audit Group (HRUK) for treatment of cardiac-related diseases. He states the potential of cardiac...

  • Gespeicherte Elektrogramme in Schrittmachern und ICDs der Firma St.�Jude Medical.  // Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie;Mar2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p53 

    Stored electrograms (EGMs) significantly improve pacemaker and ICD therapy. In pacemaker systems, the main focus of stored EGMs concerns the manual control of device detection of atrial tachyarrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation. In ICD therapy, stored EGMs allow the discrimination of...

  • Pacemaker & ICD Safety Issue Debated; Does More Advances Mean More Problems? Anast, David G. // Medical Design Technology;Sep2001, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p12 

    Focuses on the debated safety issue of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in the United States. Subjection to manufacturer safety alerts and recalls for pacemakers and ICD; Identification of advisories involving pacemakers and ICD; Method to resolve safety issues of...

  • Continuing Warfarin for Pacemaker/ICD Implantation is Safer Than Bridging. Kuritzky, Louis // Internal Medicine Alert;7/15/2013 Clinical Briefs, p103 

    The article suggests that continuation of an anticoagulant warfarin for pacemaker implantation is safer than an injectable anticoagulant Heparin Bridging, and informs about the risk associated during transition from warfarin to heparin.

  • Upper-Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis and Downhill Esophageal Varices. Basar, Nurcan; Cagli, Kumral; Basar, Omer; Sen, Nihat; Gurel, Ozgul Malcok; Akpinar, Ibrahim; Ozlu, Mehmet Fatih; Okten, Sarper // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p714 

    Upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis is common after pacemaker or cardioverterdefibrillator implantation. Only 1% to 3% of patients with upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis become symptomatic. Downhill esophageal varices develop in the upper third of the esophagus as a result of the obstruction...

  • 33202-33211 Get Bulked Up Guidelines in 2012.  // Cardiology Coding Alert;Jan2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1 

    The article discusses the changes to 33202-33211 codes under the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) for 2012. It states that there is a change in the parenthetical note after 33202-33203 which relates to the performance of epicardial lead placement. It says that the major modification is...

  • Mechanical hearts tick with chips. Legg, Gary // Design News;6/4/2001, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p55 

    Describes the micro chips used for implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. Functions of processors in pacemakers and defibrillators; Importance of program code reduction in cardiac devices. INSET: What do you need to know about embedded systems?.

  • Indications and Recommendations for Pacemaker Therapy. Gregoratos, Gabriel // American Family Physician;4/15/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p1563 

    Each year, pacemaker therapy is prescribed to approximately 900,000 persons worldwide. Current pacemaker devices treat bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias and, in some cases, are combined with implantable defibrillators. In older patients, devices that maintain synchrony between atria and...

  • Living with an implantable cardiac device.  // RN;Jul2006, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p43 

    The article discusses several factors to consider before receiving a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Implantation of the device will require a small incision to be made by the surgeon. Putting pressure directly over the device must be avoided. Patients must also avoid...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics